Mother India Temple:
The Bharat Mata temple ( Mother India Temple) is not new to the local people in Varanasi. It has been a famous pilgrimage site in northern India. The temple is located in the city of Varanasi and is considered as a unique temple as it is dedicated to our country. This temple doesn’t have any deity but it is famous for the carving of the map of Undivided India on the marble stone.
Amazing Facts about Bharat Mata Temple:
The Bharat Mata temple is situated in the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth campus. The temple was built by freedom fighter Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta during the pre-Independence India at a time when Mahatma Gandhi was leading the national movement for freedom from the colonial rulers of British. The Gupta family is still administering the building.
The Bharat Mata Mandir shows the map of Undivided India in the center of the building showing Baluchistan, Bangladesh including Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Burma, and Pakistan. The marble used to construct the map was brought from Makrana (now in Pakistan).
The Construction of the Bharat Mata Mandir started in 1918 and was completed in 1924. The Bharat Mata temple Varanasi consists of a detailed layout of 450 mountain ranges and peaks, vast plains, water bodies, rivers, oceans, and plateau.
The map also displays the measurements of the Geographical entities mentioned in it. The water bodies depicted in the map are filled with water and the land areas are decorated with flowers on the Republic Day and Independence Day. A single inch of the area in the map is equal to 6.40 miles on land.
There is a window installed at the ground level in the basement, from which the difference among the heights of the numerous peaks is clearly visible.
Time to Visit the Bharat Mata Temple:
Bharat Mata Temple opens at 9.30 am in the morning and closes at 8.00 pm in the evening daily.
How to Reach:
Bharat Mata Temple is 8 km far away from BHU University, and 2 km away from the Varanasi cantonment and 3 km away from the Godaulia. Anyone can easily reach the Mother India Temple by auto rickshaw or rental cab from Varanasi Railway Station and Bus Stand.
How long time take to reach bharat mata temple from Bus Stand and Railway Station:
It will take 10 minutes to reach there from railway station and bus stand.
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